Archive for January 2011

One More Time

In my last post, I showed you my quilt, Ripening, which was inspired by a photo.  Here it is again: Click any image for a larger view I was very happy with this quilt, so when I needed a small one for a SAQA exhibit, I decided to loosely copy it, and  Ripening II was created.   […]

Garden Quilt: Painting and Progress (?)

Back to my garden quilt.  A couple of weeks ago, I started painting it.  (This was my plan all along.)  I knew the paint would only catch in the raised areas, leaving the stitched areas untouched, and hoped that this would create an interesting effect.  In the photo below, I added white, gray, and pink, along […]

Published: Portolio 17

Every year, SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) publishes a book showcasing the work of all the Professional Artist Members.  It’s always extremely well done and this year is even better than all the others! My quilt, Natural Progression, can be seen on page 135:   What makes this year’s Portfolio better than previous ones?  It’s […]

Tea Book Finished!

Finally.  I’ve finished the book and I think it’s “tea-riffic!”  (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Click any image for a larger view  All the black writing and drawings are on clear acetate, which form partial overlays on each interior page.  I photographed them at angle to avoid glare. In addition to glued fabric collage, most pages include either […]

Tea Book: Three Steps Forward

You know what comes next:  2 steps back. I tend to frequently tackle new technical challenges, and they don’t always turn out as I had hoped.  Such is the case with the mixed media tea book I’m working on. This was the plan:  an accordion book on heavy paper, with partial fabric collages.  Overlaid would […]

Tea Bags to Tea Book

I’m really picky about my iced tea, so it didn’t take long for me to decide that a mixed media book using tea bags should be about my favorite beverage.  Therefore, “Perfect Iced Tea” became the subject of my book.   First, I took photos representing the stages of making iced tea:  tea bags, my yellow pitcher, Sweet ‘n […]

Tea Bags: “Pretty” Colors

Lately, I’ve seen several mixed media projects using tea bag papers as materials.  This was intriguing to me, so I decided to give it a try.  And since I’m a big iced tea drinker, it was no problem to start saving my tea bags. After letting the bags dry, usually 2 at a time, I pulled […]

Resolutions Shmesolutions

No New Year’s resolutions for me.  Instead, I’ll create specific short term goals for myself throughout the year, as the need arises. Having said that, I do hope to continue this year with something I tried to enhance in 2010: the ability to notice my blessings.  What a joy to not only receive a blessing, but to recognize […]